Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Wednesday announced over Twitter that he will vote in favor of an amendment to reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons.
I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) April 17, 2013
Reid said last month that he would drop the assault weapons ban from the Senate’s gun legislation because it lacked sufficient support. The amendment’s prospects remain dim.